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Obama Consoler-In-Chief At Newtown Prayer Vigil

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -

It was another day of mourning the unthinkable losses in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

Here's new information we learned Sunday. Police say the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, had an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of ammunition – enough to kill just about every student in Sandy Hook Elementary School.

That leads investigators to believe the death toll could have been even higher.

Police believe Lanza decided to kill himself when he heard police arriving about 10 minutes into the attack Friday morning.

Lanza killed 20 children, all ages 6 and 7. Their names were released Saturday along with those of the six adults murdered at the school.

The gunman also killed his mother at their home before the school rampage.

Investigators have still not said anything about a motive, noting only that they have some evidence.

President Barack Obama was in Newtown on Sunday to comfort families as vigils and memorials continue.

"Mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts," Obama said. "I can only hope it helps for you to know that you are not alone in your grief."

Obama was performing the saddest of his presidential duties during the interfaith vigil Sunday night at Newtown High School.

You could hear weeping in the audience as Obama tried to comfort the community. The president read the names of the principal, school psychologist and other faculty members who acted heroically to protect the children.

"They responded as we all hope we might respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care," Obama said.

Photos are emerging of the innocent faces of those 20 children, all of them first-graders, killed in Friday's murderous crime.

The parents of say 7-year-old Daniel Barden say they're broken after losing their son, who they called their source of laughter and joy.

Ana Marquez-Greene's father is a saxophonist. In 2009, he composted a song for his daughter called "Ana Grace."

Outside the interfaith vigil, a memorial burned bright, and letters of love and teddy bears were left for the families.

Punam Singh prayed for the victims. She's also friends with at teachers who survived the Sandy Hook shooting.

Like so many, she, too, is searching for answers.

"My kids are asking me questions about how this happened and why this happened," Singh said. "Sadly, I don't have answers."

As consoler-in-chief, the president was doing the best he could to help Singh and the community heal from the nightmare in Newtown.

"God has called them all home. For those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on, and make our country worthy of their memory," he said.

Meanwhile, a memorial of angels is standing tall across from the elementary school, with one angel for each child whose life was cut short in Friday's massacre.

Some people in town have chosen to take down their Christmas decorations in the wake of the unimaginable tragedy.

The town of Newtown is still on high alert, though, especially after a church had to be evacuated during noon mass today. Authorities say somebody phoned in a "threat of violence" at Saint Rose of Lima Church.

Police searched the entire church and found nothing. But services were canceled for the rest of the day.

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